Yotaro Morishima

Faculty of Engineering
Fukui University of Technology
E-mail: morisima@fukui-ut.ac.jp
Page: http://futredb.fukui-ut.ac.jp/html/100000157_en.html

Fields of interest

Synthesis and characterization of polyelectrolytes and amphiphilic polymers.

Self-assembling hydrophobically modified water-soluble polymers.

Interactions of polyelectrolytes and amphiphilic polymers with charged particles including surfactant micelles and proteins.

Complex coacervation of amphiphilic polyelectrolytes.

Photophysics and photochemistry of polyelectrolyte-bound chromophores


Recent publications

S. Yusa, Y. Shimada, T. Imae, Y. Morishima:
Self-Association Behavior in Water of an Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymer Comprised of Anionic and Dendritic Blocks,
Polym. Chem., Vol. 2, (2011), pp. 1815-1821.

A. Hashidzume, K. Matsuda, T. Sato, Y. Morishima:
NMR and Fluorescence Studies of the Self-Association Behavior of an Amphiphilic Polyanion Bearing Hydrocarbon and Fluorocarbon Hydrophobes,
Polymer, Vol. 52, (2011), pp. 1546-1553.

Yukio Tominaga, Mari Mizuse, Akihito Hashidzume, Yotaro Morishima, and Takahiro Sato:
Flower Micelle of Amphiphilic Random Copolymers in Aqueous Media,
J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 114(35), (2010), pp. 11403-11408.

S. Yusa, M. Sugahara, T. Endo, Y. Morishima:
Preparation and Characterization of a pH-Responsive Nanogel Based on a Photo-Cross-linked Micelle Formed From Block Copolymers with Controlled Structure,
Langmuir, Vol. 25(9), (2009), pp. 5258-5265.

S. Yusa, Y, Yokoyama, Y. Morishima:
Synthesis of Oppositely Charged Block Copolymers of Poly(ethylene glycol) via Reversible Addition–Fragmentation Chain Transfer Radical Polymerization and Characterization of Their Polyion Complex Micelles in Water,
Macromolecules, Vol. 42(1), (2009), pp. 376-383.

A. Hashidzume, S. Watanabe, Y. Morishima:
Cooperative Binding of Nonionic Surfactant to Hydrophobically Modified Polyanion as Studied by Frontal Analysis Continuous Capillary Electrophoresis,
Langmuir, Vol. 23(4), (2007), pp. 2191-2197.

Y. Morishima:
Thermally Responsive Polymer Vesicles,
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Vol. 46, (2007), pp. 1370-1372.